The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Tuesday October 17, 2017, stormed the Federal Pay Office in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital and effected the arrest of the Federal Pay Officer, Mr. Shiftanure E. John, for abuse of office and failure to remit N1.8 million (One million, eight hundred thousand naira) to the Board of Internal Revenue Service, BIRS in Akwa Ibom state.
Justice Babatunde Quadri of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja has adjourned to November 15 and 16, 2017 the N1.35billion fraud trial of erstwhile governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.
This adjournment was at the instance of Lamido’s new counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 arraigned the trio of Abubakar Mohammed Bako, Buhari Sidi Attahiru and Aliyu Mohammed Waziri before Justice D. Z. Senehi of FCT High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja on a 7-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N19million.
A prosecution witness, Orji Chukwuma, in the ongoing trial of a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 told Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, how Dudafa laundered several billions of Naira for a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.
Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called on Nigerians youths to join hands in the fight against corruption in order to have a guaranteed future for a sustainable development in the country.